Walter and Carol Latter, along with their dog Cinnamon, have a deep and abiding love for the 171 acres (69 hectares) of East Kootenay benchland they have called home for the better part of 20 years.
In the spring of 2014, they honoured this love of land by donating it to NCC for its long-term conservation.
Located in the Rocky Mountain Trench near Kimberley, BC, Cherry Meadows features ponderosa pine forests and extensive wetlands, with walking trails winding through the conservation area. For many years, the Latters shared this land with cougars, grizzlies, moose, fox, deer, mink, river otters and many other animals.
Mather Creek flows through Cherry Meadows, connecting directly to the ecologically sensitive wetlands of Bummers Flats.
“We are so glad to know it’s in good hands and will be for the foreseeable future,” Carol says.